The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.
Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:
Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.
65 Reviews for The Laboratory Mill
Recommended by 99% of couples
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MacKenzie Kelly · Married on 07/04/2020
The most perfect venue
I can’t put into words how perfect this venue is. Our small quarantine wedding was perfect because of The Laboratory MillSent on 07/06/2020
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Awww, thank you MacKenzie! You and your family are just the nicest people ever! Lori told me this morning how beautiful everyone was and that your family had cleaned up and even swept the bride's room. And then said, "Can we have them back some time?!?" :-) Many blessings!
Kim Harris · Getting married on 10/02/2021
. Derek and Emily Thom's Wedding
John and Cindy have the best staff ever. Sallianne and I could not have asked for a more perfect day for Emily and Derek. I have played piano for a few weddings over the years there as you know and it was so different being on the receiving side and having everything taken care of with such dedication and attention to all the details. I cannot say enough about how please we were. Mr. Kim H. HarrisSent on 03/25/2020
Emily Thom · Getting married on 10/02/2021
The Laboratory Mill is an amazing, unique venue!
We had a wonderful experience with The Laboratory Mill! We had both our rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony/reception at the Mill and everything was perfect. The staff are so professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to work with. The venue itself is beautiful and unique inside and out, with the SouthFork River behind it and the historic charm it makes for the most priceless photos. We could not be happier with our decision to choose The Laboratory Mill as our wedding venue!Sent on 04/22/2020
A beautiful historical venue with a friendly and professional staff!
This venue is gorgeous!! I have done multiple weddings here and you can't go wrong with this location. Everyone here is so nice and very helpful.
ATG loves working here! Huge venue, very spacious which makes for a comfortable experience for your guests. The staff is awesome here!